Beautiful beaches. They’re what Cyprus is best known for and one of the main reasons people choose to visit. It’s hardly surprising. Cyprus is sun kissed most of the year round and whether you prefer your coastline windswept for watersports or shallow, blue-flagged and family friendly, there’s a beach that caters to every taste.
It would be completely understandable if the only distance you covered during your stay was the route from your sun lounger to the shoreline – but that would be to miss out on Cyprus’ many other charms. The roads are excellent (they’re very similar to the UK, in fact), so we strongly recommend you get behind the wheel and explore the inland.
Away from the coast, you’ll find undulating hills scattered with olive and citrus groves. Fragrant meadows studded with wildflowers. And over 9,000 years of Roman, Byzantine, Greek and British cultures that have all left their mark on art, on architecture and on the landscape.
The food is just as eclectic. Cypriot cuisine is a medley of Greek and Middle Eastern dishes like kebabs, hummus and halloumi. Don’t forget to save some room for dessert: sticky baklava and rose-scented rice pudding are two of our absolute favourites.
When to go
Cyprus is a brilliant year round destination. Thanks to its proximity to Asia it’s one of the hottest parts of the Mediterranean and the summer months see almost endless sunshine. You can still rely on the sunshine if you visit in the Autumn, but the temperature drops ever so slightly. Perfect if you like things hot, but not too hot.